Pro Football: NFL's 2010 Declared for Draft

Posted Jan 9, 2010 by Michael Bearak
The NFL draft won't be until April, but with bowl season now over players have decided to declare themselves eligible for that draft early.
Bowl season is now over and except for some senior bowls we are left with the playoffs for the professionals. That doesn't mean though that college football has gone silent, players have started declaring their eligability for the draft, which isn't for a few more months, but here is the list of those who in just the last week have declared their intentions:
Jevan Sneed, Junior, Quarterback, Ole Miss (this was previously reported here on Digital Journal)
Bryan Bulaga, Junior, Tackle, Iowa--Bulaga was the Big-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year
Jason Pierre-Paul, Junior, Defensive End, South Florida, 1st Team All Big East
Brian Price, Junior, Defensive Tackle, Pack-10 Defensive Player of the Year
Aaron Hernandez, Junior, Tight End, Florida
Jerome Hayes, Defensive End, Penn State. Hayes had the option to petition the NCAA for a 6th year of eligiblility
Thaddeus Gibson, Junior, Defensive End, Ohio State, All Big-10
Rashad Jones, Junior, Safety, Georgia, Jones is projected a 2nd round pick
Navarro Bowman, Junior, Penn State, Safety
Earl Thomas, red shirt Sophomore, Texas, Safety, 1st Team All American
Damian Williams, Junior, Wide Receiver, USC, leading receiver for USC in 2008 and 2009
Demaryius Thomas, Junior, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech, Led the ACC with 1,154 receiving yards in 2009
Joe McKnight, Junior, USC, Wide Receiver, had 1,014 rushing yards, & 8 TDs in 2009 (also reported on Digital Journal)
Ryan Mallett, redshirt sophomore, Arkansas, quarterback, had 3,627 passing yards, & 30 TDs in 2009
Antonio Brown, Junior, Central Michigan, Wide Receiver, 305 Career Catches
Jason Worilds, Junior, Virginia Tech, Defensive End, 2-Time all ACC